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  • Trump Executive Orders aim to speed up approval of fossil fuel projects On April 11th, President Trump signed two new Executive Orders to promote oil and gas pipeline and rail shipment projects, subvert the Clean Water Act, remove permit requirements and review ...
    Posted by Simon Bakke
  • County Council Moves to Protect Cherry Point: What's next?  By Eddy Ury, Clean Energy Program Manager. Originally published in Whatcom Watch, February 2019. Over the last decade, communities across the Pacific Northwest have risen up against a series of ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:33 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Washington Goes Solar! A Year of Local Leadership in Clean Energy 2018 was a big year for clean energy in Whatcom County and Bellingham, despite the federal government allying itself firmly with fossil fuel interests. The City of Bellingham became the ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:15 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Announcing RE Sources' new Executive Director! From RE Sources Board president, Charlie Maliszewski Great news! The board of directors has hired an Executive Director who will lead the organization into what promises to be an exciting ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2018, 2:05 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Yes on I-1631: An inclusive approach to building healthier communities By Andy Nicholas, Associate Director of Fiscal Policy at the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.This post is republished with permission from their blog.Washingtonians must take bold action to ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2018, 10:31 AM by Simon Bakke
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Sustainable Schools

  • VIDEO: 1st grade water conservation tips from Green Classrooms Cute and conscientious! Watch these first grade classrooms at Columbia Elementary School in Bellingham act out some easy tips to save water at home.
    Posted Mar 6, 2019, 9:01 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Ideas for your students to serve in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 21st by Natalie Lord, Sustainable Schools Education Specialist“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School is out on Monday, January 21st and it’s ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:17 PM by Hannah Coughlin
  • Students research how our watershed is connected to orca survival by Natalie Lord, Young Water Stewards Education SpecialistTracing orca population decline down the food chainLooking through the lens of a pressing issue in our region, students in the ...
    Posted Jan 3, 2019, 5:42 PM by Simon Bakke
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Clean Water

  • How we can keep drinking water in Lake Whatcom safe and clean  By Karlee Deatherage, Clean Water Policy AnalystOur drinking water is at a tipping point. The drinking water source for over 100,000 Whatcom County residents, Lake Whatcom, faces an ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2019, 12:59 PM by Simon Bakke
  • Orca Survival: Status Quo No Longer an Option  By Eleanor Hines, North Sound Baykeeper. Originally published in Whatcom Watch, April 2019. Photos by Joan Poor.Imagine you shop at the only grocery store in town, the place you ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 10:52 AM by Simon Bakke
  • Portage Bay shellfish beds open in spring: Worth celebrating, but not expected to be a permanent fix PRESS STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 19, 2019Portage Bay shellfish beds open in spring: Worth celebrating, but not expected to be a permanent fixThe unusual opening for springtime ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 9:38 AM by Simon Bakke
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